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19th century illustration depicting scenes of Jewish refugees waiting to immigrate

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.465

Newsprint illustration, Judische Emigraten in Brody (Galizien), Jewish emigrants in Brody (Galicia) with 6 detailed, captioned vignettes of Jewish life in Brody, circa 1882, when it was a gateway to the west for thousands of Jews seeking to leave Eastern Europe. By May 1882, there were around 12,000 Jewish refugees in Brody. In 1772, Brody was annexed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire; from 1919-1939, it was part of Poland, and since the end of the war in 1945, it has been part of Ukraine. In 1880, Jews made up 75 percent of the population and it was an intellectual center and a thriving trading hub. As a border town, Brody was a central passageway for Jews escaping pogroms in Russia, intending to immigrate to America or Western Europe. The illustration is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

publication/distribution:  1882
Object Type
Illustrations (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:35
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